The Amazon Prime Video hot list: From The Grand Tour to Good Omens, what to watch in 2019

We round up the best TV and movies highlights coming to Amazon Prime customers through your BT TV box in 2019.

We give our customers access to Amazon Prime Video’s incredible collection of TV and movie content at the push of a button.

BT TV customers can access the Prime Video app, allowing them to sign-up and watch thousands of TV episodes and movies - we've rounded up the best ones available to stream now here.

But if you're up to date with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and you've already binged the brand new series of Jack Ryan, you'll be pleased to know there's a ton of new content coming soon to Prime Video.

From The Grand Tour season 3 to Good Omens, we round up the best new series available this month and coming soon to Amazon Prime customers in the UK.

Available in January 2019

The Grand Tour series 3

The Grand Tour

When is it on?

Filming for series 3 started in March this year in countries including Colombia and Mongolia, ahead of its launch on Prime Video on Friday, January 18. Seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream now.

What’s it about?

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May return for a new season of the world's greatest show about three middle-aged men rampaging around the world having unusual adventures, driving amazing cars, and engaging in a constant argument about which of them is the biggest idiot.

Why watch it?

To see Jeremy Clarkson sporting an elaborate fake moustache and dressed in a traffic warden costume. Plus the banter between the three co-hosts, of course!

[Read more: Everything you need to know about The Grand Tour season 3]

Confirmed for 2019

American Gods season 2

American Gods

When is it on?

The second series will be available to stream on Prime Video from Monday, March 11, with new episodes available weekly exclusively for Prime members. Season 1 is available to stream on Prime Video now.

The show’s star Ricky Whittle shared a behind-the-scenes snap from filming in 2018:

What’s it about?

American Gods is a fantasy drama based on the novel of the same name by British writer Neil Gaiman, starring Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane.

Dean Winters (Divorce, John Wick), Devery Jacobs (Cardinal, This Order) and Kahyun Kim (Shameless, Freaky Friday) have been cast as Mr. Town, Sam Blackcrow and New Media, respectively, in the second series of the critically-acclaimed Prime Original series.

Why watch it?

The bold and original series - nominated for two Emmy awards - isn’t like anything else on TV right now.

Good Omens

Good Omens

When is it on?

Good Omens is coming to Prime Video in 2019 (thought to be spring).

What’s it about?

Based on the beloved book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens tells the story of a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon who've become overly fond of life on Earth - and are forced to form an unlikely alliance when the end of the world if coming.

But they’ve lost the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy unaware he's meant to bring upon the end of days, forcing them to embark on an adventure to find him and save the world before it's too late.

Why watch it?

Michael Sheen, David Tennant (both featured in full costume above), Jon Hamm and Mark Gatiss all star in the adaptation.

Goliath season 3

Goliath S3

When is it on?

Goliath season 3 is coming to Prime Video in 2019, although a release date has yet to be confirmed. Seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream now.

What’s it about?

Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burnt out and washed up, and spends more time in a bar than in a courtroom.

When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of the massive law firm he helped create, Billy and his ragtag team uncover a vast and deadly conspiracy, pitting them all in a life or death trial against the ultimate Goliath.

A quick teaser for season 3 was released on Twitter in December 2018:

Why watch it?

Goliath has been labelled a “masterpiece”, a “must-watch” and “perfect” by fans, with Billy Bob Thornton’s performance called “reliably terrific”.

The Boys season 1

Seth Rogen

When is it on?

TV series The Boys will premiere on Prime Video in 2019, but a release date has yet to be confirmed.

What’s it about?

Comic book adaptation centered on a CIA squad tasked with keeping superheroes in line by any means necessary.

A short clip teasing the brand new series was released on Twitter in October 2018:

Why watch it?

The Boys has been adapted for television by Seth Rogen (above) and Evan Goldberg, who also helped to develop fellow Prime Video series, Preacher.

Too Old to Die Young season 1

Too old to die young

When is it on?

TV series Too Old to Die Young will premiere on Prime Video in 2019, but a release date has yet to be confirmed.

What’s it about?

Too Old to Die Young explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles by following characters' existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurais in the City of Angels. First look pictures from set were shared in early 2018:

Why watch it?

Too Old to Die Young is created by Nicolas Winding Refn (above) - the director of Drive, Only God Forgives and The Neon Demon.

Rumoured for 2019

Utopia

Gillian Flynn

When is it on?

The series is currently in pre-production and it will be released sometime in 2019.

What’s it about?

Utopia is a nine-episode series from award-winning Gillian Flynn, based on the British series of the same name written by Dennis Kelly.

A group of young adults who meet online are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organisation after they come into possession of a near mythical, cult, underground graphic novel.

They discover the conspiracy theories in the comic’s pages may actually be real and are forced in to the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world.

“We are huge fans of Gillian Flynn’s electrifying work,” said Nick Hall, Head of Alternative Series for Amazon Studios.

“She crafts stories that hold her audience in a constant state of suspense and subverts the expectations behind her characters. She will deliver Prime Video members a series they won’t forget, and Utopia’s relevance is sure to connect with viewers around the globe.”

Of the partnership, Gillian says: “Utopia is pure creative catnip to me. Dennis Kelly’s show blew my mind, and he has been so incredibly generous in letting me crack open his world and play around in it and make it my own weird, wild place.

“Utopia is all about exploring resonant issues within dark, twisted storytelling - it's a series that's urgent and current and a little ‘holy cr*p!’, but a hell of a lot of a fun.”

Why watch it?

Gillian Flynn is the best-selling author and screenwriter of Golden Globe-nominated film Gone Girl and HBO’s Sharp Objects - one of the most talked about TV series of 2018.

Why watch it?

The show was subject to a fierce bidding war between studios, and stars both Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne - the latter being her first ever TV project.

Eco-Challenge 2019

Bear Grylls Eco Challenge

When is it on?

The show is expected to debut on Prime Video in 2019-2020.

What’s it about?

Billed as the next big unscripted series after The Grand Tour, Bear Grylls is set to host the gruelling expedition competition featuring people from around the world facing off against each other and mother nature, in a show produced by MGM Television.

Why watch it?

Eco-Challenge 2019 is being labelled as the toughest global outdoor multi-sport endurance race on Earth.

Carnival Row

Carnival Row

When is it on?

Carnival Row is slated for a 2019 release on Prime Video.

What’s it about?

As a serial killer preys on mystical creatures in a dark futuristic city, a detective on the case becomes the prime suspect in the murders.

Why watch it?

The show was subject to a fierce bidding war between studios, and stars both Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne - the latter being her first ever TV project.

Looking further ahead

Lord Of The Rings TV series

Jennifer Salke

When is it on?

Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, has said that ‘2021 is the hope’ in terms of a Prime Video release but there are other people who ‘wish it was 2020’, so we shall have to keep our fingers crossed on that one.

What’s it about?

Based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, the multi-season series will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema - a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

“The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios.

“We are thrilled to be taking The Lord of the Rings fans on a new epic journey in Middle Earth.”

Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien Estate and Trust and HarperCollins, said: “We are delighted that Amazon, with its longstanding commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for The Lord of the Rings.

“Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings.”

Peter Jackson's three-part movie adaptation of the world-renowned literary work earned a combined gross of nearly $6 billion worldwide, garnering a combined 17 Academy Awards including Best Picture for the final instalment, The Return of the King.

Why watch it?

The television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding the first part of the book, The Fellowship of the Ring.

The Underground Railroad

Barry Jenkins

When is it on?

The series is currently in pre-production and a release date has yet to be confirmed.

What’s it about?

Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) will direct all episodes of the highly anticipated adaptation of The Underground Railroad.

Based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Underground Railroad won the National Book Award and was an Oprah Winfrey Book Club pick.

The book is about Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape.

Why watch it?

Barry Jenkins won an Oscar and two Golden Globes for his work on the 2016 movie Moonlight.

The Wheel of Time

The Wheel of Time

When is it on?

The series is currently in pre-production and a release date has yet to be confirmed.

What’s it about?

Robert Jordan's bestselling novels The Wheel of Time - set in an epic world where magic exists, but only women can use it - will be adapted into a female-led action fantasy series by Amazon and Sony. According to Deadline, The Wheel of Time has sold over 90 million books worldwide.

Why watch it?

The Wheel of Time has had a long journey to get produced - the book was published 28 years ago, with NBC first optioning the rights in 2000. The Amazon epic is being adapted and exec produced by Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

Jordan Peele projects

Jordan Peele

When is it on?

Release dates have yet to be announced.

What’s it about?

The Oscar and Emmy Award winning writer-director of Get Out has signed a first-look deal with Amazon, and two projects are already in production.

The Hunt is a drama about a group of Nazi hunters in the 1970s who seek out justice on their own terms.

Peele is also working on a four-part documentary series, Lorena, which reveals the hidden truths in the notorious case of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbit, and challenges the long-held narrative that surrounded the event.

Twenty-five years on, Lorena is a groundbreaking re-investigation of the deep moral issues and painful human tragedies buried at the heart of this infamous American scandal. Lost in the tabloid coverage and jokes was the opportunity for a national discussion on domestic and sexual assault in America.

Why watch it?

Lorena provides a fresh perspective on the story of Lorena Bobbitt and how one incident laid the groundwork for the modern 24-hour news cycle and increasing sensationalistic media coverage.

Nicole Kidman untitled projects

Nicole Kidman

When is it on?

Release dates have yet to be announced.

What’s it about?

Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) and her production company, Blossom Films, are making original series that will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

“Nicole is a force of nature as both an actress and a producer,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios.

“She understands the focus of bringing addictive, entertaining and compelling television to our Prime Video customers as well as movies that will connect with film audiences. Stay tuned for many exciting projects to come in the very near future!”

Kidman says: “I’m excited to start working with Jen Salke and the Amazon team. Our goal at Blossom Films is to create important and entertaining content across multiple platforms, and I can’t think of better collaborators with which to accomplish this.”

Why watch it?

Blossom Films, created by Nicole Kidman and Per Saari, executive-produced the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning limited series, Big Little Lies, for HBO.

Neil Gaiman untitled projects

Neil Gaiman

When is it on?

Release dates have yet to be announced.

What’s it about?

Neil Gaiman will exclusively work with Amazon Studios on the creation of television series which will premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories. 

Why watch it?

Gaiman is the creator of Good Omens and American Gods.

Conan the Barbarian TV series

Conan the Barbarian

When is it on?

It’s currently in development, but release dates have not been announced.

What’s it about?

Amazon is developing a Conan the Barbarian TV series, based on the books by Robert E. Howard, according to Deadline.com. Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik (above) is involved in the project, alongside The Handmaid’s Tale and Fargo executive producer Warren Littlefield.

Why watch it?

Expect a big-budget blockbuster TV show as Amazon hopes to fill the fantasy void that Game of Thrones will leave following its 2019 conclusion.

Blake Lively untitled fashion project

Blake Lively

When is it on?

A release date has yet to be announced.

What’s it about?

Blake Lively is in talks with Amazon Studios for a scripted TV series with a fashion theme, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It will have a merchandising component that will take advantage of Amazon’s e-tailer foundation.

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said of working with Lively: “She’s a force of nature: ambitious, smart and talented.”

Why watch it?

If there’s anyone we’d want to see create a fashion TV show, it’s Lively - she’s known for her killer red carpet and off-duty style.

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn untitled fashion project

Heidi Klum Tim Gunn

When is it on?

A release date has yet to be announced.

What’s it about?

Project Runway co-hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are teaming up for an untitled global fashion TV competition series for Amazon, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Amazon says the series will make fashion accessible to a wide and global audience.

Why watch it?

Klum and Gunn are Emmy-award winners for Project Runway.

Pictures: Amazon Prime Video / Rex Features / Neil Gaiman Twitter / Prime Video Twitter / YouTube

 

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